Top 15 Places to Visit in Shimla

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Amongst the most ravishing hill resorts, Shimla is of the top ones that are a very famous hill station in northern India. It is situated at the height of 2,205 meters, with ingenious architecture, that has been the summer capital of British India. The magnificent snow-clad mountain, stupendously affluent greenery, and alluring lakes on the surface of Shimla address you to be pleased with their endless beauty. 

Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh is very popular for The Mall, toy train, and ridge. With colonial-designed buildings, the town has a significant impact on the ancient past that lends it a different look.

Shimla is the topmost visited tourist spot in Himachal Pradesh, and in the air of it is a whole different hangover, which is beyond the evaluation. Not surprising that it is called the king of hill stations. One of the finest sides of Shimla is that you can visit it any time of the season. So here are some of top most attractive areas of Shimla, which is essential for tourists to find the best place.

The Ridge

In the center of the city is The Shima Ridge, which gives tremendous views of the mountain of the land. The Ridge is a massive open place that goes from the east to west along with the Mall, which is still another popular tourist destination.

Jakhoo Hill

Located 2 km away from Shimla, Jakhoo is the elevated peak in the whole hill station that gives a picturesque view of the town and Himalayan snow-capped mountains. The 8000 ft Jakhoo Hill is a popular tourist point of interest that is visited by nature admirers and sojourners as well. It is famous for the archaic Jakhoo Temple.

The Mall

Situated below The Ridge, Mall Road give a gaze of Shimla in a sum-up. It is full of many shops, cafes, restaurants, book shops, and many tourist points of interest. Rambling on Mall road and get stunned at every turn you take in this place that stuns you with marvelous beauty. This place is famous for Shopping, Cuisine, Photography, Tourist spots, History.

 Kalka–Shimla Railway

Kalka-Shimla Railway is a UNESCO world legacy site of the Mountain Railways of India. It was built in the year 1898 that unite with Shimla to other railway lines of India by the British. It moves forward to Kalka (a town in Haryana) to Shimla. This train trip will give you some sensational views through the journey.

Christ Church

A captivating example of neo-gothic architecture, Christ Church has been a priceless part of Shimla’s outlook. The biggest pipe organ of India also exists in it and has been a part of so many Bollywood films like 3 Idiots and Black.

Rashtrapati Niwas

Rashtrapati Niwas or Indian Institute of Advanced Study is allocated in the popular Viceregal Lodge placed on top of the Belvedere Hill. In the British reign, the building was manufactured between 1880 and 1888. In 1965 we saw the establishment of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study by Dr. RadhaKrishnan.

Summer Hill

A bizarre town situated on the banlieue of Shimla, and Summer Hill also called Potter’s Hill. In the former times, this was the place where potters used to gather the clay to make pots. At an elevation of 1283 meters above sea level, Summer Hill gives marvelous views of the valley and the greenery all around.

Kufri

Kufri is situated 17 km away from Shimla. At an altitude of 2510 meters in the Himalayan foothills, the hill station allures nature lovers and fortune-hunters alike. Kufri once belonged to the Nepal kingdom. This place is also like an adventure hub.

The Shimla State Museum

On the top of mount pleasant, the Shimla State Museum is located. It was built in the year 1974 and is also known as Himachal State Museum. It was built to sustain the cultural richness of the state and save the history of its past. 

Chail

Chail is a queer hill station and was founded by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. As the story goes, Bhupinder Singh ran off with the daughter of the viceroy of India from the place well known as the sandal point. Also, this place has the world’s largest cricket ground.

Solan

Solan is Famously known as the ” City of Gold” and” Mushroom city of India” because of its mushroom and tomato production. Solan is a place that won’t disappoint you. Its history leads back to the Pandavas who lived here during the period of banishment.

Daranghati sanctuary

Situated 150 km from Shimla, Daranghati Sanctuary spreads 167.40km over there. and atop most tourist points of interest. It was a hunting accumulation for the Rampur Bushahr royal family in the past.

Annandale

Annandale is the most attractive area of Simla, also known as Annadale. It is almost 4 km away from the Ridge. This place is also known as Annadale. This place was once used as a playground for playing cricket and polo for the British. Racing was also a famous sport ushered here.

Arki Fort

Built related to bot Mughal and Rajput architecture, Arki Fort is a place where you can go if you are a history buff. This fort is best known for Kangra paintings which beautify the fort. You can be amazed by the architecture of this place and also visit Shakhni Mahadev Temple and Lutru Mahadev Temple.

Naldehra and Shaily peak 

Naldehra is a symbolic hilly area that is about 3 meters above sea level. Lord Curzon established a golf course here. Dense trees and amazing greenery create magic in the environment. You can see the enchanting view of the Himalayan capped- mountain from here. 

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